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Voopoo Drag Mini Refresh Review
Welcome back to another review from The Best E-Cigarette! In today’s review, we will be looking at the newly released Voopoo Drag Mini Refresh Kit which features the exciting PnP tank!
What’s in the box?
1x Drag Mini Mod
1x PnP Pod Tank (2ml Capacity)
1x 0.15 ohm PnP-VM6 Coil (60w-80w)
1x 0.2 ohm PnP-VM5 Coil (40w-60w)
1x Micro USB Cable
1x User Manual
Dimensions: 127.6mm x 25.5mm x 48.5mm (with tank)
Device Materials: Zinc Alloy, Resin (Black Edition)
E-Liquid Capacity: 2ml
Tank Materials: Stainless Steel, PCTG
Output Power: 5W – 117W
Output Voltage: 0V – 7.5V
Supported Resistance: 0.05 ohm – 5.0 ohm (we do not recommend using an atomiser below 0.1ohm)
Battery Capacity: 4400mAh
Compatible Coils: VOOPOO PnP Coils
Drag Mini Mod
The Drag Mini Mod in this kit is the same fantastic Drag Mini that came with the previous Drag Mini / UForce Tank kit. The mod was so good that nothing needed changing with the Refresh edition! This compact mod holds an internal 4400mAh battery for all day vaping and is charged by a Micro USB Cable supplied in this kit.
The max output on this device is 117w and it comes equipped with the Gene Fit Chip for rapid press-to-fire time, precise accuracy of settings and the option to optimise battery life, flavour or cloud production.
PnP Pod Tank
Some of you may recognise the PnP Pod; it has been seen on other successful Voopoo devices such as the Drag X and Drag S Pod kits. It was so popular that Voopoo decided to turn it into a tank! They created a base with 510 threading where the PnP Pod magnetically clicks into (just like it does into the Drag X & S kits) so the PnP Pod can be used as a tank on any 510 threaded mod. This can be sold on its own or as part of a kit, in this case with the Drag Mini Refresh Kit. The coils for this tank are the PnP coils that were used on the above Drag Pod Kits and the much loved Vinci series, so we already know they’re going to be good as everybody raves about them!
The PnP Tank has AFC (Air Flow Control) on its base so you can alter how tight/loose the draw is, along with a push-fit coil system for easy installation. To change the coils, simply remove the pod section from the base, pull the old coil out of the pod, then push in a new one. Make sure your pod is empty before removing the coil as the contents will spill out as you remove the coil.
To fill this tank, again remove the pod from the base of the tank and unplug the bung located at the bottom of the pod, from there you can fill up with your favourite flavours (I went with the 70VG/30PG Bubblegum Millionz from Winny’s for this review). Once the tank is full, plug your pod back up and place back into the base.
In the box, you’ll get two of the PnP coils, both of which are mesh coils for improved lifespan and flavour than more traditional coils.
VM6: This is a 0.15ohm coil which runs at 60w-80w. This is quite powerful for a coil that looks quite small compared to a lot of high power coils, but it definitely holds its own and packs a big punch (I’ll get onto more detailed performance later in the review).
VM5: The 0.2ohm coil that comes with the kit runs between 40w to 60w. For saying my usual daily kit is a mech mod with coils around 0.11omh (meaning lots of power), I did enjoy the hit of this coil a lot, in fact maybe better than the 0.2ohm coil.
The PnP coil range does have wide variety of coils to choose from, including a 1.0ohm coil for those who were looking for a mouth-to-lung Kit with an absolute powerhouse of a battery.
To turn the device on/off, press the fire button five times in quick succession
Change modes on the device: Press the fire button three times in quick succession
Lock Device: Press and hold the fire button and + button
Flip Screen: Press and hold the fire button and – button
Regular Wattage mode: This is the standard mode where you can adjust your wattage to whatever you like
Smart Wattage mode: This is quite a clever setting, when you install a new coil, it will adjust your wattage to the correct setting i.e. a coil between 40w-60w would probably adjust to 50w.
Temp Control mode: This mode supports Stainless Steel (SS) Nichrome (Ni) and Titanium (TI) Types of coils.
FIT Mode: With FIT Mode, it will find a setting that is best for battery life (FIT 1), flavour (FIT 2), or cloud production (FIT 3).
Custom Mode: This mode allows the user to set a curve which will pre-heat the coil when you fire it. To adjust this, hold the + and – buttons at the same time, use the fire button to select which parameter you would like to adjust and then use the + & – buttons to change them accordingly.
To begin with, the menus on the Drag Mini mod are really easy to navigate through which is a huge plus as some mods can get too technical with settings in my opinion. I decided to use the 0.15ohm coil first as I was eager to see if it could actually work comfortably on its recommended wattage for such a small coil. The coils are really easy to fit as they push/pull out smoothly whilst still being secure when they’re in. The ease of filling surprised me too; I expected it to be fiddly with it being bottom fill with a rubber seal/bung, but you can just take the pod section out, stand your mod (with the 510 base still attached) on the side, then easily fill up with no hassle. The pod clicks in rather satisfyingly too thanks to the magnet. This sat well with me as I like to know something has secured in properly. I began with the standard wattage setting and set it straight to 60W with the airflow fully open. My doubts were seemingly misplaced from the first draw! The flavour was very strong and the cloud was very large and dense! After a full day of vaping on this setting (with very heavy use) there was no flavour drop off and the mod still had half its battery life left! On the second day I charged the mod back up to full before having a vape. We usually recommend waiting until the battery is flat or nearly flat to preserve battery life in the long run, but for the sake of the review I charged it at half. I then decided to really test the coil so I ramped it up to 80W and vaped away. I felt the flavour dropped off slightly as the coil was at the max of its recommended settings, but it was still very tasty and cloud production was obviously even bigger if that’s what you’re into. By the end of the day my battery was nearly flat but the coil was still going strong. On the third day I decided to play around with some of the other settings. I tried the FIT modes but in all honesty didn’t notice too much of a difference with any of them. The curve feature seems great and quite detailed, but I’m more than happy on standard wattage, so found myself back on wattage mode at 60W. I got to day 5 with the coil still not showing any signs of burning, but decided to swap to the 0.2ohm coil to see how that performed. With a wattage range of 40W-60W I decided to start right in the middle, and from the first draw I noticed a significant improvement to the (already very impressive) 0.15ohm coil. The flavour was even better. It seems I got lucky and found the sweet spot straight away (at least for my personal preference), as I tried multiple wattages above and below this afterwards and found myself back on 50W in the end. The cloud is still great too so after the first day I’d already made my mind up that this coil was my favourite (whilst hoping it didn’t prove me wrong by suddenly burning out). On the second day I had a play around with the other settings again, but found that standard wattage mode more that satisfied my needs. I’m on day 6 with this coil whilst writing this review and its still doing well! Flavour has dropped ever so slightly, but that could also be a bit of vaper’s tongue. No signs of burning yet so fingers crossed it lasts a while!
*UPDATE* I got to day 10 when the coil started showing signs of burning out, then it eventually went by the end of day 11. I consider this a decent coil lifespan as 50W is relatively high and I do literally have my kit in my hand all day!
Solid mod, nicely built
Works with the pods from the Drag X/Drag S
Big Battery Capacity
Great flavour and vapour on both coils
Surprisingly easy to fill
Easy coil change
Easy menu navigation
Handy smart wattage mode
Compatible with other coils for different vaping experiences
Not compatible with the Vinci Pods
Not able to change drip tip
Overall I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the Drag Mini Refresh. It’s been a great series of mods ever since the original Drag came out, and the Drag Mini only continues that fantastic reputation. They are reliable and well built with a great chipset. Click here to get yours now!
This review was written by Cal